The Scottish Pottery Society's New Website
July 2020 Update

SPS Volunteers have been working hard to bring content online over the past few months, including developing a resource rich 'Member's Section' - for Society Members to view research and archive materials.
If you notice any errors or inconsistencies, please feel free to highlight any specific issues on the comments section of each relevant page.
SPS Members are currently checking accuracy and providing further details to pottery overviews.

The website will be officially launched to the public in August 2020
You can, however, join the Society now to access our member's only resources, and membership begins at just £10 per year.

What we do

Our members have a passion for Scottish ceramics and we study (mostly) the Industrial Potteries from 1750-1950 and share our work via talks, publications  and online

Public Meetings

We hold public meetings in Edinburgh & Glasgow from September to May showcasing our research and personal collections


The peer-reviewed Scottish Pottery Historical Review is published every 2 years or so; and members receive the interim Bulletin twice a year

Why Join?

Members receive the Bulletin containing advance notice of research, and monthly Newsletters reporting on the meetings and relevant notices. Most importantly, it allows us to finance the publication of SPHR and to keep this website running. We are gradually digitizing our archive of publications & original research and will publish these online (for members only) as each section is completed.

Joining the Society

People can join one of the branches (based in Edinburgh & Glasgow) and have the benefits of attending the meetings and receiving our publications; or for a lower rate can become ‘internet only’ members with access to all the resources on the website. There are variable rates for family members and for students.   Click Here


Do you have a pottery question?

Have you found a piece of Scottish pottery you want to know more about?

Post your query with an image on our Facebook Page and let the community help you out (see below for a live window on current discussions)